July 14th, 2009
12:00 PM ET

Reynolds as the 'Green Lantern'

"The Proposal" star Ryan Reynolds beat out Bradley Cooper and other up-and-coming Hollywood actors to play the famous comic book superhero in "The Green Lantern." And Natalie Portman will be the god of thunder's love interest in "Thor." Plus Lady Gaga makes history with her three singles. CNN's David Daniel has more on these tidbits in today's buzz:

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  1. King Kool

    John Stewart, the afro-american Green Latern is just another lantern. Remember there is an entire Latern Corp. policing the whole universe. They will probably make Reynolds portray either Hal Jordon or Kyle Raynor.

    July 15, 2009 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. t jax

    have we all forgot that the green latern is depicted as an "afro-american" in today television version of the character

    July 15, 2009 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. mark bryant iii

    Talk about an actor on top of his game right now. Ryan Reynolds. Tho hit movies this summer (couldn't afford to see Wolverine and can't stand love stories). Now, Green Lantern. Pretty good choice. DC needs to expose characters other than Batman and Superman. Hope this one is as good as Batman Begins and Dark Knight, as well as Iron Man. Three of the best comic book films every made.

    July 15, 2009 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Red

    Kay–we could just sign him up as the hottest actor there is...:D It's all good.

    Gotta say, though, i can't name a better looking couple than he and Scarlett Johansson...

    July 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Evie

    Don't forget he also was in Blade Trinity, the 3rd installment of the comic book Blade series. If you need a sarcastic hero, he appears to be your guy. 🙂

    July 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kay

    Wow.. Ryan already played Hannibal King, and is going to reprise his Wade Wilson/Deadpool role and NOW he has the Green Lantern!!!
    Can we just sign him up as the hottest comic book actor there is!!

    July 14, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. PG817

    Reynolds will do great, but he is no Jensen Ackles.

    July 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |

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